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Major Whitesides
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Birth: Dec. 24, 1798
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 5, 1864
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA

Major and his wife Elizabeth were founding members of the Mount Nebo Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church organized March 17, 1856, in Cleveland County, North Carolina. As recorded in The Minutes of Session, Major Whitesides served as Clerk Pro Tem. and ruling Elder in this early church. This followed the abandonment of Old Pisgah ARP Church as a place of worship due to immigration of members from the immediate neighborhood of the church and the erection of extensive iron factories just at the door. The woods adjacent to the mountains, not smooth by nature, were made more impassable by the ponderous iron wagons. New Pisgah was established to serve the majority of members to the east of the mountain with Mount Nebo serving those to the west. Mount Nebo was later abandoned in 1876 with the formation of Kings Mountain and Bethel A.R.P. Churches. Only the ruins of the old cemetery remain today.

Major and Elizabeth raised 11 children, 7 boys and 4 girls. Five of the seven boys served in Confederate armies of Mississippi, North and South Carolina. Only two of these five sons survived the war. Sons Major, John and Edward died during the war, as did one son-in-law, Ben Arrowood, the husband of daughter Isabella. His other two sons, Thomas and William were present and paroled at Appomattox.
Family links: 
  John Whitesides (1752 - 1835)
  Isabella Moorehead Whitesides (1757 - 1829)
  Elizabeth Service Whitesides (1811 - 1863)*
  William E Whiteside (____ - 1911)*
  Thomas M. Whiteside (1830 - 1905)*
  Isabella Elmina Whitesides Allison (1833 - 1878)*
  John Calvin Whitesides (1834 - 1863)*
  Edward L. Whitesides (1834 - 1864)*
  Major Connor Whitesides (1839 - 1862)*
  Elizabeth Ann Whitesides Ware (1841 - 1908)*
  Alexander Christian Whitesides (1849 - 1886)*
  Melvin W. Whiteside (1851 - 1935)*
  Margaret Angeline Whitesides Patterson (1854 - 1941)*
  Jane Katheryn Whitesides Wilson (1785 - 1852)*
  Elizabeth Whitesides (1785 - 1821)*
  Edward Moorehead Whitesides (1786 - 1831)*
  John Whitesides (1790 - 1847)*
  William M. Whitesides (1792 - 1866)*
  Major Whitesides (1798 - 1864)
*Calculated relationship
Pisgah ARP Church Cemetery
Gaston County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Jun 09, 2012
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Major Whitesides
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